Congress

House Speaker Mike Johnson, a Republican from Louisiana, speaks during a news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on February 14, 2024.

On the Brink of a Government Shutdown—Again On the Brink of a Government Shutdown—Again

For the fourth time since January, Congress is facing a deadline to fund essential spending priorities. The House GOP has neither shame nor sense of responsibility.

Feb 28, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Scoop Jackson holding a model plane

Biden’s Cold War Nostalgia Is Dooming His Presidency Biden’s Cold War Nostalgia Is Dooming His Presidency

Missile scares and military Keynesianism won’t win voters who want domestic reform.

Feb 26, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Eric Hovde's Senate campaign announcement.

Mitch McConnell Wants to Hand Wisconsin’s Senate Seat to a California Banker Mitch McConnell Wants to Hand Wisconsin’s Senate Seat to a California Banker

Urged on by the Senate minority leader, Wisconsin Republicans place a losing bet on a critical Senate race.

Feb 23, 2024 / John Nichols

Former president Donald Trump speaks during a visit to a Team Trump Volunteer Leadership Training, at the Grimes Community Complex in Grimes, Iowa, on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Donald Trump Makes a Mockery of the Constitution Donald Trump Makes a Mockery of the Constitution

His determination to put the 14th Amendment in the trash can of history should draw the most concern.

Feb 15, 2024 / Clarence Lusane

Border patrol officers take security measures as migrants trying to cross the Mexico-United States border to seek humanitarian asylum cut through razor wire despite high security measures in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on January 31, 2024.

Democrats Are Helping Make the US Border Look More and More Like Gaza Democrats Are Helping Make the US Border Look More and More Like Gaza

The party is embracing the idea of the border as a bulwark against a savage horde. As it happens, that’s exactly how Israel talks about Gaza.

Feb 15, 2024 / Dylan Saba

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas

The Mayorkas Impeachment Is Just the Latest GOP Stunt The Mayorkas Impeachment Is Just the Latest GOP Stunt

The inquisition of the secretary of Homeland Security, without any evidence to speak of, does little other than rile up the MAGA base—and its leader.

Feb 15, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Tom Suozzi at the stage on election night, smiling in front of American flags and a sign reading

Tom Suozzi Takes Back the Seat He Never Should Have Given Up Tom Suozzi Takes Back the Seat He Never Should Have Given Up

A bad candidate and a bumbling GOP hand the Democrats another House seat. The biggest loser? House Speaker Mike Johnson.

Feb 14, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is seen in the U.S. Capitol after the senate voted against advancing a border security deal on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

“I Will Be Damned if I’m Going to Give Another Nickel to the Netanyahu Government” “I Will Be Damned if I’m Going to Give Another Nickel to the Netanyahu Government”

Bernie Sanders and two Senate colleagues defined a new standard for foreign aid packages: No more complicity with Israel’s assault on Gaza.

Feb 13, 2024 / John Nichols

Tom Suozzi in a suit speaking in front of a sign announcing the special election in NY-03.

The Race to Take Over George Santos’s Seat Heats Up The Race to Take Over George Santos’s Seat Heats Up

Polls show Democrat Tom Suozzi up by four points over Republican Mazi Pilip, which is not a great sign for the former incumbent. But Suozzi has the money to take over the airwaves.

Feb 9, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Trump supporters rally to welcome him at Manchester airport in Manchester, N.H., on May 10, ahead of his CNN town hall.

Will the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025 Turn Trumpism Into a Governing Agenda? Will the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025 Turn Trumpism Into a Governing Agenda?

Be scared, be very scared.

Feb 8, 2024 / Comment / Robert L. Borosage

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